Kansas state employee health insurance costs to rise

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State documents show that thousands of Kansas government employees would face rising health insurance premiums under fee schedules developed for 2017.

The State Employee Health Plan administered by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment applies to workers throughout state government and includes people employed at public universities and colleges.

Under basic health policies available through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and Aetna, monthly rates for individual policies with low- and high-deductible plans would rise 9 percent. The monthly cost of health insurance for state workers in the employee-and-children plans would also increase 9 percent.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports rates for health insurance policies for full-time workers also increased during the 2016 year.


Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s